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Scone Horse Festival is back in 2021 to celebrate its 40th year, with Aussie music icon Shannon Noll to kick things off

AUSSIE ICON: The 2021 Scone Horse Festival will launch with a family friendly event featuring Australian country singer Shannon Noll. Photo: supplied
AUSSIE ICON: The 2021 Scone Horse Festival will launch with a family friendly event featuring Australian country singer Shannon Noll. Photo: supplied

THE month of May in the Upper Hunter can only mean one thing - Scone Horse Festival.

This year will be the festival's 40th anniversary and to kick things off will be a night of live music and entertainment at White Park on Thursday, May 6 from 6pm.

Aussie music icon Shannon Noll will be the headline act for the opening night of the Scone Horse Festival.

Joining him on stage will be international music legends, Dragon, who skyrocketed up the charts during the 70s and 80s.

The duo will perform in a two hour special concert packed with all your favourite hits and classics.

The event, which was originally planned for 2020, was cancelled to help stop the spread of Covid, and this year, with relaxed restrictions on gatherings,the community can finally get out an enjoy events again.

Dragon band members Mark Williams (vocals), Pete Drummond (drums), Todd Hunter (bass) and Bruce Reid (guitar). Photo: supplied

Dragon band members Mark Williams (vocals), Pete Drummond (drums), Todd Hunter (bass) and Bruce Reid (guitar). Photo: supplied

Scone Horse Festival president David Gatwood said when the line up was announced last year, festival ticket sales immediately spiked.

"Then COVID-19 hit and we issued full refunds," he said.

"We would do the same again this year if circumstances change.

"We're guided by strict conditions but it's all a step in the right direction and at least we can go ahead this time around."

"Given the fact that we have this beautiful and unique venue, we're able to quite easily implement COVID-safe protocols that are in line with federal and state government directives."

The concert will be held at White Park Arena, 100 Guernsey Street, Scone, on Thursday, May 6 from 6pm to 8pm.

Dragon will perform first at 6pm sharp, followed by Shannon Noll from 7pm to 8pm.

Bookings can be made at the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/BPGLX

This story It's back! Aussie music icon to launch 2021 Horse Festival first appeared on The Scone Advocate.